Breast Augmentation in Reading, PA
The look you want. The personalized cared you deserve.
Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation, we are here to help. Dr. Reedy will listen carefully to what you want to look like, helping you choose the breast implant size that will fit your body, your personality, and your lifestyle.
After augmentation, your new look may bring you greater freedom in the way you dress and present yourself, and it may boost your self image. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about breast augmentation, please contact us today.
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Choosing to Have Breast Augmentation
Dr. Reedy takes great care to evaluate each patient individually. He will advise you of your own unique risk profile, and enable you to compare it with that of breast augmentation candidates in general, before determining whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Before you decide to go ahead, and before your surgeon can agree that you should, however, you need to understand what is involved in the procedure, what you can expect during post-surgery recovery, and the risks that come with this or any similar elective surgery.
About the Procedure
A breast implant is a silicone elastomer envelope filled with a saltwater solution (saline) or silicone. The implant is placed under the breast tissue. In choosing the correct implant, we take into consideration the proportion of your breasts to your height, your weight and chest width, the location of your nipple (areola complex), the distance from your nipple to your breast fold (infra-mammary fold), and your desired cleavage after surgery.
Once you are under anesthesia, your surgeon makes an incision, creates a pocket for the implant, positions the implant, and closes the skin where the incision was made. You go home in a compression bra that helps reduce swelling and hold the breasts in the correct position.
For your safety and comfort, Dr. Reedy works with a board-certified MD anesthesiologist.
You will experience some pain, bruising and swelling after surgery, which should improve during the several days after your procedure. Slight bleeding typically occurs at first, along with scarring that will fade with time. You must avoid heavy exercise for several weeks, but otherwise you can return to work in 5 to 7 days.
Risks and Complications
There are risks and possible complications associated with any surgery. With implants, there is an extremely low risk of rupture or leakage. Implants carry a ten-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers direct payment for some surgical costs, and a free new implant. Capsular contracture is another risk. A layer of tissue normally forms around the implant. This tissue capsule can contract and put pressure on the implant, causing the breast to feel hard. We take every measure possible during surgery to reduce the risk and there are post-surgery techniques that help ensure that contracture will not happen.
Other possible complications include rippling and wrinkling. The patient may feel the edge of the breast implant, especially if the skin is thin and a relatively large implant is placed above the muscle. Loss of sensation of the nipple or breast tissue, calcium deposits, breast-implant position shift, and blood-clot formation are possible. General complications from surgery can include bleeding, infection, and stiffness of the surrounding tissue, even months after surgery, but incidences are rare.
If you live near Allentown, Pottsville, Reading or Lancaster, breast augmentation specialists at Berks Plastic Surgery can help you get the results you are looking for!
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